Finding the Light is Easy When You Know It Will Be There

Chasing light is something every photographer does. We seek it out, lust for it and when we find it, we celebrate it. When the sun sets, we celebrate and wait for the light to be just right to capture as much natural beauty as possible. But, in many parts of the world when the sun goes...

Finding the Light is Easy When You Know It Will Be ThereC.C. Chapman

Life is busy. Life is blessed.

There are so many different things going on in my world right now, that I haven't stopped to write about them in a while. If I ever needed proof that there are never enough days, hours or minutes to get everything I want to get done these past few weeks have reminded me. While I...

Life is busy. Life is blessed.C.C. Chapman

ONE AYA Summit

Checking in for a trip is always when it becomes real to me. For months, I've been excited to share that I was speaking a the ONE #AYASummit at Google headquarters in Washington, DC. The AYA Summit will focus on issues facing girls and women in the developing world, with special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. Focus...

ONE AYA SummitC.C. Chapman

Managing the Gray Podcast 139 – More Thoughts About What Do You Do

I reorganized my desk over the weekend and moved my microphone from behind my monitors to in front of them. It sat there calling to me to record a podcast. I took the photo and then hit record to share some more thoughts around my recent What Do You Do speech. Episode 139 Show Notes: Inbound 14 Janelle...

Managing the Gray Podcast 139 – More Thoughts About What Do You DoC.C. Chapman

Faces of Ghana – My First Photo Essay Using Storehouse

As a storyteller, I'm always looking at new ways to share the stories I want to tell. From the moment I first installed the Storehouse app on my iPad I wanted to use it. The mixed media ability and the beautiful user interface found me looking through new photo essays every morning and wondering when I...

Faces of Ghana – My First Photo Essay Using StorehouseC.C. Chapman

Ghana – A Look Back ONE Year Later

A year ago today I stepped off a plane in Accra, Ghana to spend five days in a country I knew very little about, but that would change my life forever. The ONE Campaign invited me to witness the country-wide rollout of two important vaccines that would change the lives of the children of the...

Ghana – A Look Back ONE Year LaterC.C. Chapman

Bono Explains Why We All Need To Care About Global Issues

Ever since traveling with ONE to Ghana last year, I've had a new focus on the world around me. People ask me all the time why the focus about global health, extreme poverty and other issues. Now, thanks to Bono taking the stage at TED2013 I can show them this video as an answer. It is hard...

Bono Explains Why We All Need To Care About Global IssuesC.C. Chapman

Doing My Part to Help Save International Aid

In the coming days and weeks, we are going to hear a lot about the "fiscal cliff" that we as a country are approaching. I'm not an economist or a government expert, so my over simplified summation is that there are a pile spending cuts set to happen unless changes are made. What especially got my...

Doing My Part to Help Save International AidC.C. Chapman

I Want To Help Make the World Better

The response to my Shot@Life Blogust post yesterday was simply amazing. Thank you to each person who commented and helped raise such a large amount of money to help make vaccines available to children around the world who would not usually have access to them. The world needs a lot of help and it should...

I Want To Help Make the World BetterC.C. Chapman

Energy Poverty

Three weeks ago if you asked me if I had ever heard of the phrase "energy poverty" I would have said no. I'm betting most of you reading this are thinking the same thing. But, ever since I visited Ghana with ONE and have been spending more time getting educated on all that they do and...

Energy PovertyC.C. Chapman

Ghana – A Most Excellent Adventure

My first impression of Ghana will always be "wow, it isn't as hot as I was expecting." I had arrived in Accra after a ten plus hour flight from Washington, DC. We had left in the dark of night and arrived to a gray afternoon on the other side of the world. As we approached the...

Ghana – A Most Excellent AdventureC.C. Chapman

GAVI Vaccine Highlight Video

I may have successfully uploaded all my photos from my recent trip to Ghana , but I still have to go through and assemble a travel video. Thankfully the good folks at the GAVI Alliance have published this video highlighting the vaccine rollout ceremony. Kudos to the team for pulling this together and sharing it so quickly.

GAVI Vaccine Highlight VideoC.C. Chapman

Day 3 Thoughts from Ghana

I filmed this video earlier this week after we spent the day at Africa's third largest hospital in their HIV clinic. Not only did we walk through the process patients go through, but we also got to sit down and chat with some HIV+ mothers who were truly fun and inspirational people. The Internet went...

Day 3 Thoughts from GhanaC.C. Chapman

Audio Updates from Ghana

The internet has been down at our hotel since early yesterday, so none of us have been able to post updates of any length, but there have been plenty of tweets flying around for sure. The photo above was taken in Ghana's Independence Square during the GAVI Alliance Vaccine Celebration today. The blue you see...

Audio Updates from GhanaC.C. Chapman

Ghana Has Changed Me

It is not going to be until I get home that I can fully process everything I'm thinking, but I also want to capture and share my raw thoughts as they happen. Today was an amazing day that started at a hospital and ended with us making beads. In between I saw some of the...

Ghana Has Changed MeC.C. Chapman

The First Hours of Ghana

I know that I should be curled up in bed asleep right now, but I feel a duty to document and share everything I've seen, smelled and tasted while here in Ghana. It has only been 10 hours that I've been on the ground in Africa with the ONE team and already it has been...

The First Hours of GhanaC.C. Chapman

Back From the Accra Arts Market

I'm safely in Ghana and we just returned from a quick trip to the arts market. I wanted to capture my thoughts immediately upon returning. I was NOT ready for how intense it was going to be. Listen to the file below to hear my thoughts. All my photos from the trip will be constantly added...

Back From the Accra Arts MarketC.C. Chapman

Documenting an Amazing Journey

Sunday I leave for Ghana and ever since I got the invite I've been thinking about how I was going to capture and share the adventure since that is what I live to do. While every adventure is different, I think I've figured out how I'm going to be doing this one and thought I'd...

Documenting an Amazing JourneyC.C. Chapman

Gearing Up For Ghana

Only a few days left before I head to Ghana as part of the #ONECampaign and I'm starting to get excited/nervous. Listen to my thoughts.

Gearing Up For GhanaC.C. Chapman

Thank You #ONEMoms

I have two friends who are spending this week in Kenya as part of the super cool #ONEMoms program that is being put on by the charity ONE. If you don't know, ONE is a grassroots advocacy organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders...

Thank You #ONEMomsC.C. Chapman

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Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.


If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters, and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing, and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.

Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at


Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.


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I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

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Milford, MA

Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing


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